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The Hewing has the views, a pool, and a rooftop sauna
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14 Glorious Twin Cities Rooftop Bars with the Best Views

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The Hewing has the views, a pool, and a rooftop sauna
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Perched above the city, chilling beverage in hand is the ideal way to appreciate the fleeting glory of warm nights in Minnesota. What began as a small trend in the cities has grown into an impressive selection of rooftop bars serving all manner of food and views. So, whether searching out an ideal spot for sharing a feast of French fries, or an impress-a-date twinkling fancy vibe, there’s a rooftop bar suited to the experience.

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1. Hewing Hotel

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300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(651) 468-0400
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This rooftop only just opened to the public and it’s pretty swank. There’s a pool and a killer bar program. What more could summer ever need?

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2. Graze Food Hall

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520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

The North Loop’s new communal patio is open inside Graze. The food hall’s second story rooftop patio offers amazing views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline, Target Field, and dazzling sunsets. There are plenty of local food options from blistered crispy-shelled empanadas, snappy poke, sumptuous soul food bowls, mega quesadillas, and a proper pit beef sandwich. Save room for dessert from Honey & Rye or maybe just one more Manhattan.

A coup with a Manhattan served up is placed on the bar with the Minneapolis skyline in the background
Excellent cocktails and an array of food styles in the North Loop
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3. Seven Sushi Ultralounge And Skybar

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700 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 238-7777
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Seven has a baller rooftop that’s perfect for spotting athletes and celebrities visiting downtown Minneapolis. After 8pm you can reserve a spot in the exclusive VIP area with bottle service.

4. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 455-6690
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The rooftop patio offers views of the Graves Hotel and the Pantages Theater and has become home to the wildly popular drag brunches from Flip Phone events.

5. Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment

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1110 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-3908
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The multi-level rooftop patio at Brit's always has a lot going on: lawn bowling, annual summer movies, televised sporting events on the big screen, and even Shakespeare on the lawn.

6. 4 Bells

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1910 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 904-1163
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This dog-friendly rooftop affords stunning views of Loring Park and the nearby Basilica of St. Mary. The restaurant serves fresh, Southern fare and now has well-known chef Scott Pampuch running the kitchen.

7. Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop

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255 6th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 528-6171
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Stunning views of CHS Field and Lowertown make this bar a go-to stop for Saint Paul summer. Now under the leadership of Justin Sutherland and his team, the vibe is decidedly 90s, hip, and fun.

Open rooftop bar with a yellow awning and outdoor seats are all under a rainbow just after a storm OxCart Alehouse [Official]

8. LynLake Brewery

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2934 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 224-9682
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LynLake Brewery has a gorgeous rooftop bar with food delivery from a couple of neighborhood restaurants including World Street Kitchen, Taco Cat, and Galactic Pizza.

9. moto-i

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2940 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 821-6262
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This Lyn-Lake sake house has one of the o.g. rooftop bars, overlooking Lyn/Lake. Cruise by for happy hour, a sip of the only locally brewed sake around, and maybe a steamed bun or two.

10. Libertine

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3001 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 877-7263
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A good time Uptown rooftop lounge serving meaty dishes from down below and adult Capri Sun-style drinks for those that are into that sort of thing.

11. Amore Uptown

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1601 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-0250
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This Italian bistro affords gorgeous views of Uptown and the busy traffic on Lake Street below. Order a plate of homey pasta and a bottle of affordable wine.

12. Louis Ristorante

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211 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Cosetta's Louis Ristorante rooftop has amazing views of the city's downtown skyline, St. Paul Cathedral, and Mississippi River bluffs. Order the arancini, little fried rice balls and a Manhattan to pair with the old school Italian vibes of the restaurant.

13. The Lexington

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1096 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 289-4990

This rooftop above the old school St. Paul restaurant has a tiki touch, plus frosé and bar snacks including incredible wings.

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14. The Liffey Irish Pub

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175 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 556-1420
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This St. Paul rooftop patio is walking distance to the Xcel Energy Center with traditional Irish fare and a fast pour on the Jameson. The proper Guinness pour takes just a bit more time, but it’s worth it.

1. Hewing Hotel

300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hewing Hotel [Official]

This rooftop only just opened to the public and it’s pretty swank. There’s a pool and a killer bar program. What more could summer ever need?

300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

2. Graze Food Hall

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A coup with a Manhattan served up is placed on the bar with the Minneapolis skyline in the background
Excellent cocktails and an array of food styles in the North Loop
John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

The North Loop’s new communal patio is open inside Graze. The food hall’s second story rooftop patio offers amazing views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline, Target Field, and dazzling sunsets. There are plenty of local food options from blistered crispy-shelled empanadas, snappy poke, sumptuous soul food bowls, mega quesadillas, and a proper pit beef sandwich. Save room for dessert from Honey & Rye or maybe just one more Manhattan.

520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

3. Seven Sushi Ultralounge And Skybar

700 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Seven has a baller rooftop that’s perfect for spotting athletes and celebrities visiting downtown Minneapolis. After 8pm you can reserve a spot in the exclusive VIP area with bottle service.

700 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

4. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

The rooftop patio offers views of the Graves Hotel and the Pantages Theater and has become home to the wildly popular drag brunches from Flip Phone events.

731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment

1110 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The multi-level rooftop patio at Brit's always has a lot going on: lawn bowling, annual summer movies, televised sporting events on the big screen, and even Shakespeare on the lawn.

1110 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

6. 4 Bells

1910 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This dog-friendly rooftop affords stunning views of Loring Park and the nearby Basilica of St. Mary. The restaurant serves fresh, Southern fare and now has well-known chef Scott Pampuch running the kitchen.

1910 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. Ox Cart Arcade & Rooftop

255 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Open rooftop bar with a yellow awning and outdoor seats are all under a rainbow just after a storm OxCart Alehouse [Official]

Stunning views of CHS Field and Lowertown make this bar a go-to stop for Saint Paul summer. Now under the leadership of Justin Sutherland and his team, the vibe is decidedly 90s, hip, and fun.

255 6th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

8. LynLake Brewery

2934 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

LynLake Brewery has a gorgeous rooftop bar with food delivery from a couple of neighborhood restaurants including World Street Kitchen, Taco Cat, and Galactic Pizza.

2934 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

9. moto-i

2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

This Lyn-Lake sake house has one of the o.g. rooftop bars, overlooking Lyn/Lake. Cruise by for happy hour, a sip of the only locally brewed sake around, and maybe a steamed bun or two.

2940 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

10. Libertine

3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

A good time Uptown rooftop lounge serving meaty dishes from down below and adult Capri Sun-style drinks for those that are into that sort of thing.

3001 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

11. Amore Uptown

1601 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

This Italian bistro affords gorgeous views of Uptown and the busy traffic on Lake Street below. Order a plate of homey pasta and a bottle of affordable wine.

1601 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

12. Louis Ristorante

211 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Cosetta's Louis Ristorante rooftop has amazing views of the city's downtown skyline, St. Paul Cathedral, and Mississippi River bluffs. Order the arancini, little fried rice balls and a Manhattan to pair with the old school Italian vibes of the restaurant.

211 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102

13. The Lexington

1096 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Joy Summers

This rooftop above the old school St. Paul restaurant has a tiki touch, plus frosé and bar snacks including incredible wings.

1096 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

14. The Liffey Irish Pub

175 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

This St. Paul rooftop patio is walking distance to the Xcel Energy Center with traditional Irish fare and a fast pour on the Jameson. The proper Guinness pour takes just a bit more time, but it’s worth it.

175 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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